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Beet & Za'atar Relish

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Michael Herman


  • 3/4 cup  Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons   pomegranate molasses
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons plus more to taste za'atar


  1. Follow our method of roasting beets: preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim beets and wash them thoroughly. Then dry slightly but while still damp wrap individually in tin foil. Put in the oven for around 45 minutes until a sharp knife easily penetrates the center of the beets.

  2. Meanwhile, make the other spreads!
  3. When the beets are done, cool, and remove the skins. You can use paper towels if you don't want your hands to become red with beet juice. Puree the beets with the other ingredients.
  4. Serve, topped with more za'atar.